My Go-To Green Smoothie

There really is nothing like starting your morning with a good ol' green smoothie. 

It's like your best friend that's always there to tell you your butt looks great in those jeans. 

You know?

No one has a delicious, filling, nutrient dense, green smoothie for breakfast (or any time of day, really) and feels bad about themselves.

Not that you should ever feel bad about consuming anything. Just saying. You want pancakes instead? I'll give ya a recipe for those too.

Back to the smoothie. I am obsessed with this. It has all my favorite things in it. My favorite flavor combinations. And it can easily be turned into a smoothie bowl (see:my favorite thing ever) and piled high with all things crunchy and sweet, as I most often have it. Aaaaand, it has one secret powerhouse ingredient.

Cauliflower.

Because what makes you feel better than knowing you just got an extra serving of veg FIRST THING in the morning so you don't have to worry about it later on? And you don't even taste it. Or have to chew it. Come on, people. Hear me out.

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The recipe:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 c frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 large handful of fresh spinach/greens of choice
  • 1 heaping spoonful peanut butter
  • Protein powder of choice (vanilla)
  • Heavy shake of cinnamon
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c almond milk (depending on if you want it thick and bowl-ready or easier to sip through a straw)

That's it! A few quick ingredients thrown in a blender, whizzed up for a minute or so, and then there you have it, the creamiest, dreamiest, most satisfying breakfast. Mine often goes straight in a bowl, and then decorated with granola, coconut flakes, chia seeds, and sometimes cacao nibs or fresh fruit slices.

By no means do I eat healthy and perfectly all day, every day. I let that toxic (yes, toxic) lifestyle go a little over a year ago and never looked back. But I will never not love a healthy breakfast in the form of my precious green smoothies that always love me back. Kick-starting my day with something filling, chock-full of nutrients, not too high in sugar, and absolutely delicious gives me the brain fuel I need to help me power through even my longest of days.